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If you plan to graduate during an upcoming Convocation period, you must submit a request for your eligibility to be reviewed.

Spring 2024

  • Requests for Spring 2024 graduation were open on ACORN between November 13, 2023, and January 31, 2024, for students completing degree requirements by the end of fall 2023 or winter 2024. Ceremonies are scheduled for June.

Fall 2024

  • Requests for Fall 2024 graduation will open on ACORN between June 25 and September 6, 2024, for students completing degree requirements by the end of summer 2024. The ceremony will take place in late October or early November.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at the Victoria College Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising for support.

Degree Requirements and Confirmation

It is your responsibility to verify that all program of study and degree requirements are complete. Degree Explorer, an online tool, performs degree and program assessments. You may also make an appointment to review degree level requirements with an academic advisor at the Victoria College Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising. Please make sure that your programs of study are correct and up to date on ACORN before you make a graduation request. If you have questions about your program requirements, contact the academic unit (department).

If you request to graduate in June you will receive email confirmation of your program status from academic units (departments) in February or March. If you request to graduate in November, you will receive confirmation in September or October. Program status is also posted in Degree Explorer. If you have questions about the accuracy of a program assessment, please check with the academic unit (department).

Only the Faculty of Arts and Science can confirm that your degree requirements are complete. Confirmation is emailed in early October for Fall graduates and late May for June graduates. If you need confirmation, request a Letter of Eligibility to Graduate. If your degree has already been conferred, you may also request a University of Toronto Certification of Degree. Transcripts are available from the University of Toronto. Third parties are directed to the University of Toronto Confirmation of Degree website

Ceremonies and Timeline

Ceremony dates and logistics are co-ordinated by the University of Toronto Office of Convocation.

Vic Convocation 

Victoria College is the only division that does not gather centrally at U of T for June gown and hood pick-up and procession. To ensure the best experience, we recommend arriving early so you have time to relax and take photos with your family on Vic's beautiful campus.

See the tentative timeline below for an overview of the June 17, 2024 events. We provide information to Vic students who have requested graduation via email. 

Rotman Commerce group students follow the general U of T instructions on the Office of Convocation site.

All times are tentative and may be subject to change.
Reservations for gowns and guest tickets required April 30-May 14, 2024.

8:30 - 11:30 a.m
Gown and marshalling card pick up.
Victoria College Building 

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Complimentary lunch for graduates and guests. Special congratulatory speeches and photo ops included!
Victoria College Quad

12:20 p.m.
Student Marshalling for procession. 
You must bring your procession card with you.

Followed by a walking procession from Vic to Convocation Hall.

1 p.m.
Friends and family option to join a guided group walk from Victoria College Quad to Convocation Hall.

1:30 - 2 p.m.
Convocation guest seating (reserved tickets required April 30-May 14)
Convocation Hall

2:30 - 4 p.m.
Convocation Ceremony and Webcast
Convocation Hall, Northrop Frye Hall 003, central location (TBA) and online

4 p.m.
Gown return
Central campus location TBA


Tips to Ensure a Smooth Graduation Day

  • Wear flat shoes (procession).
  • Bring an umbrella in case of rain.
  • Stay hydrated. 
  • Do not give your procession card to your family! You will need to have it with you for the 12:20 p.m. Marshalling.
Diplomas

Your name in ACORN will appear on your diploma.

Is your name missing accents? If so, please see Office of Convocation webpage for information. For any other changes to your name, please contact the Victoria College Registrar's Office to complete a Change of Name or Gender on Academic Record form. Deadlines for name changes and diplomas apply.

Students who upgrade to an Honours degree or a four-year degree are not eligible to attend a convocation ceremony to receive an upgraded degree. For those upgrading to an Honours degree, original diplomas must be returned to the Office of Convocation before new diplomas will be released.

Diplomas will not be released to students who have outstanding fees from previous sessions. To have a financial hold released, email proof of payment to valerie.ferrier@utoronto.ca. Financial holds normally take 2-3 business days to clear. 

For more information, please see the Office of Convocation Diploma page.

Photos

Individual Portraits and Composite Photos 

New Paramount Studios, the official graduation photographer for Victoria University. Graduation photos are optional. If you are unable to attend on-campus photo sessions, you may book a time at one of the studio locations. Remaining on-campus sittings are been scheduled for March 11-15, 2024 and April 8-12, 2024. 

Sitting Fee: $25 (cash only at the time of sitting)

Includes:

  • Class composite photograph
  • Professional Photographer
  • Unlimited poses within your 15-minute sitting time
  • Photographs with friends and family
  • Casual or professional headshot photographs
  • Online proofs and online ordering
  • Discounts on packages

Campus Sittings

Goldring Student Centre 
150 Charles St W, room 133 (inside VUSAC Office)
Toronto, ON M5S 1K9

Studio Locations

New Paramount Studios Toronto
837 St Clair Ave W.
Toronto, ON M6C 1C2

New Paramount Studios Mississauga
1412 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, ON L5G 3H4

Registration and Booking:

  • Go to: www.newparamount.com.
  • Select “Book” at the top of the page.
  • Select “Click Here” under “College/University Graduation”.
  • Select “Register” and enter personal information and school information:
    University: UofT
    College: Victoria
    Program: Arts and Science OR Bachelor of Commerce
    Faculty: Arts and Science
    Graduating In: Spring 2024 OR Fall 2024
  • Log in once you receive your passcode by email.
  • Find the schedule by location (U of T VICTORIA or New Paramount-Toronto Studio or New Paramount-Mississauga).
  • Book your appointment.

Digital Options

If you cannot attend an in-person sitting, digital submission information will be updated in spring 2024.

Contact Information

For questions or assistance, please contact nps@look.ca or call 416-653-5103.

Composite Photos 2020-2022

New Paramount Studios Toronto
837 St Clair Ave W., Toronto, ON M6C 1C2
416-653-5103

New Paramount Studios Mississauga 
1412 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON L5G 3H4
416-653-5103

For further information, please contact nps@look.ca or call 416-653-5103.

Previous Year Composites and Ceremony Photos/Frames

You may pick up composite photos from 2019 and previous years at the Victoria College Registrar's Office, NF106. 

Awards

Students in their final year are offered several opportunities to be recognized and celebrated both at the University of Toronto and at Victoria College. For more information, see Graduating Awards.

If you are planning further studies, consider applying for a Postgraduate Scholarship.

Future Planning

Visit The Vic Careers & Transition Out Quercus page regularly to find resources to help plan for careers and further education or to book an appointment with a Vic Career Educator or Transition Advisor. If you are going into year 2 or 3, prepare yourself for life after graduation with The Vic Ready program

Additional information sessions and resources are available at U of T and through other institutions. We've compiled a list of helpful resources below.

More Campus Resources:

Post-Degree Programs: